Hours into a global Google Talk outage that left users unable to use the instant messaging client, it appears Twitter has gone down as well.
In a message to users, the company said: "Howdy folks, looks like we're experiencing a small interruption of Twitter.com and some mobile clients."
It is not yet known what caused the fault. Users that could access the service reported that shortened URL links included in tweets were not working properly.
The micro-blogging site appears to be experiencing a service disruption, with users in both Europe, Asia and the US saying they were unable to load the site.
Crowd-powered web service monitoring site Down Right Now has said there is “likely a service disruption,” based on user feedback.
Affected users are unable access the site at all - even the site’s iconic Fail Whale image is not loading for some Tweeters.
“Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue,” Twitter has written on its Status page. No details beyond that have been revealed.